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This is such an easy, yet elegant dish. But, it needs a flavorful mushroom. Don’t use white, button mushrooms as they are too bland. I found cremini, shiitake or baby bellas (or once a mix of … more
Kids from all over are invited to Mount Hope Farm this weekend to search the grounds for treats the Easter Bunny left behind. The fourth annual Mount Hope Farm Easter egg scavenger hunt is free … more
A giant ogre, a faithful donkey, a beautiful princess and an assortment of well-known fairy tale characters will sing and dance their way across the Kickemuit Middle School stage this weekend. The … more
Learn about one of the most prominent local architects who designed some of the most prominent historical buildings in the area. The Bristol Historical and Preservation Society will host a brown … more
Close to 40 young actors from across Warren and beyond will sing and dance their hearts out this weekend as the Neverland Children’s Theatre stages its production of “Neverland Rocks” at the … more
“Sing Street” (2016)Rated PG-131 hour, 46 minutesDirected and written by John Carney“Sing Street” is a fun movie that refreshingly communicates the joyful exuberance of music … more
The chill in the air can only mean one thing at Coggeshall: Maple sugaring season is about to start. Visitors are invited to bundle up and join Coggeshall staff as they showcase historic methods … more
When it comes to cooking, my go-to ingredients are garlic and onions. There aren’t many savory dishes that can’t be improved with the addition of one or both. But, garlic is my favorite. … more
Rustic, free-form tarts are a great tasting (and looking) dessert with the colorful fruit peeking out of the top. I make a peach/almond one in the summer. So, when I came across an apple/plum version … more
Despite the snowy conditions last weekend, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church found great way to kick off its 100th anniversary celebration. On Saturday, a number of former OLMC Feast chief marshals … more
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.